As we expected Rafa has come out and made what is a passionate and real plea to Newcastle fans to stay with the team and support the players.
That’s even though there is every reason in the world to be furious with some of our players because of their lack of commitment, passion and character at Southampton on Saturday.
The victims in this Newcastle calamity – caused by inept and incompetent people running the club – and players who don’t seem to care – are the fans.
The fans do care – they care a lot – they are the passionate ones – and it has been all too painful over these last few seasons – especially the last 17 months or so.
The poor fans are those who always suffer the most.
Two young Newcastle fans
Howay The Lads!!
Rafa is asking for them to keep supporting the team – and we do have four home games remaining and our lads will surely play a lot better at St. James’ Park when roared on by 52,000 mad screaming Geordies.
This is what Rafa has said:
“The fans will be crucial for us.” “We need them pushing the players and supporting the players, and at the end of the season we will have time to analyze what was going wrong.”
“At the moment it is just a single mistake, an individual mistake, that is killing the team mentally. So we have to be sure that for the next game we don’t make mistakes at the beginning.”
“And hopefully we get chances and we can score and it will all be different.”
If we can have four sell-outs and Newcastle still get relegated – then at least the fans give it all they had – and we will show the rest of the football world that Newcastle have the best fans anywhere.
And who knows, that level of commitment may even force Rafa to stay on Tyneside to put things right.
What does he mean when he says at the end of the season we will have time to analyze what was going wrong?
It’s extremely difficult for Newcastle fans right now – but let’s try to keep supporting Rafa and the players – you never know – perhaps a miracle can still happen if we all do that.